Information For Authors

The American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) publishes high-quality research articles, review papers and short communications. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and academic excellence. All articles published in AJSIH are peer-reviewed. After acceptance, a paper is published on its turn. Electronic submission of manuscripts is strongly recommended, provided that the text, tables, and figures are included in a single Microsoft Word file. The American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) accept manuscripts submitted as e-mail attachments as well as on it’s website at www.ajsih.org. Authors, who choose to submit online, must be registered to do so. You can register as an author at http://www.ajsih.org/index.php/ajsih/user/register. Submit manuscript along with a cover letter as e-mail attachment to the Editorial Office at submission@ajsih.org. Cover letter should be addressed to the Managing Editor, American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH), Godsent Foundation Inc, 1224 Hughmont Dr. Pflugerville, TX 78660, P. O BOX 1315, USA. The cover letter should include the corresponding author's full address and email address. The author(s) may also suggest two to three reviewers for the manuscript. A manuscript number will be mailed to the corresponding author same day or within 72 hours. All manuscripts submitted to the American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities should not be published earlier or under consideration of publication elsewhere.

Article Types

Original Scientific articles:

(not exceeding 3000 words including references): These should describe latest findings, and experimental procedures should be given in sufficient detail for others to verify and repeat the work.

Short Communications:

(not exceeding 1500 words including references): A short communication is suitable for recording the results of complete small investigations or giving details of view models or hypotheses, innovative methods, techniques or apparatus. The style of main sections need not conform to that of full-length papers.

Review Articles:

(not exceeding 5000 words including references): Submissions of reviews and perspectives covering topics of current interest are welcome and encouraged.

Manuscript Preparation:

  1. The manuscript must be typed on A4 size paper with 1 inch margins. Use Times New Roman font with font size 12 point and line spacing 1.5. Manuscripts without the Times New Roman font (12 point with 1.5 line spacing) will be returned to the authors for reformatting. Authors are advised to avoid self-formatting of manuscripts. There should not be page numbering as this will be done by the publisher.
  2. The Title Page should include title of the article, author(s)' full names and affiliations, and phone/E-mail address of all the authors. In the case of several authors, the corresponding author should be indicated.
  3. The title must be typed in Bold Times New Roman font with font size 18 point. Title should be a brief phrase describing the content of the paper.
  4. The abstract should be informative and completely self-explanatory. It should briefly present the topic and the philosophy behind the paper, state the scope of the experiments, indicate significant data, and point out major findings and conclusions. The Abstract should be 120 to 200 words in length. Complete sentences, active verbs, and the third person should be used, and the abstract should be written in the past tense. Standard Language should be used and abbreviations should be avoided. No literature should be cited. Following the abstract, about 3 to 5 key words that will provide indexing references should be listed.
  5. Introduction should provide a clear statement of the problem, the relevant literature on the subject, and the proposed approach or solution. It should be understandable to colleagues from a broad range of scientific disciplines.
  6. Materials and methods should be complete enough to allow experiments to be reproduced. However, only truly new procedures should be described in detail; previously published procedures should be cited, and important modifications of published procedures should be mentioned briefly.
  7. Result and discussion should be presented with clarity and precision. The results should be written in the past tense when describing findings in the author(s)' experiments. Previously published findings should be written in the present tense. Results should be explained, but largely without referring to the literature. Discussion, speculation and detailed interpretation of data should not be included in the Results but should be put into the Discussion section.

The Discussion should interpret the findings in view of the results obtained in this and in past studies on this topic. Results and Discussion sections can include subheadings when appropriate and both sections can be combined. Single line bullet points and single sentence paragraphs should be strictly avoided.

  1. The acknowledgment of people, grants, and funds should be brief.
  2. The conclusions should be stated in 5-6 sentences at the end of the paper
  3. Tables should be typed on separate sheets and numbered in Roman numerals. All tables must be cited in the text.
  4. Illustrations (referred as photographs, line graphs or bar charts) should be either in black and white or colored.

Scan of photographs may be supplied using Tiff or JPG file separately or inserted in the text. Legends for illustrations should be numbered consecutively to correspond with the figures. All figures must be cited in the text.

  1. Footnotes from first page to last page of manuscripts should be strictly avoided.
  2. In the text, a reference identified by means of an author's name should be followed by the date of the reference in parentheses and the page. When there are more than two authors, only the first author's name should be mentioned, followed by 'et al 'in italics. In the event that an author cited has had two or more works published during the same year, the reference, both in the text and in the reference list, should be identified by a lower case letter like 'a' and 'b' after the date to distinguish the works.

Examples: Smith (2008: 25), Jack et al. (2007: 345), (Hanna and Smith, 2009: 21), (Sarah, 2001: 19; Nishinari, 2006 a,b: 21; Kyuto, 2001:2, 2007: 50), (Allen et al., 2004:28)

  1. References should be listed at the end of the paper in alphabetical order and numbered serially. Articles in preparation or articles submitted for publication, unpublished observations, personal communications, etc. should not be included in the reference list but should only be mentioned in the article text. Authors are fully responsible for the accuracy of the references.

Examples:

a. Conrado, L.S., Veredas, V., Nobrega, E.S and Santana, C.C (2005). Concentration of A-lactalbumin from cow milk whey through expanded bed adsorption using a hydrophobic resin. J. Chem. Eng. 2006 22(4): 501 - 509

b. Regenstein, O.B (2005). Determination of fatty acid profile of sesame seeds. Appl. J. Chem. Microbiol. 18:123-129

c. Benjamin, F.K (2009). Mechanisms of fungal pathogenesis in insects with particular reference to locusts. In: Lomer CJ, Prior C (eds) Biological Controls of Locusts and Grasshoppers: Proceedings of an international workshop held at Cotonou, Benin. Oxford: CAB International, pp 181-190.

Review Process

All manuscripts are reviewed by an editor and members of the Editorial Board or qualified outside reviewers. Decisions will be made as quickly as possible, and the journal strives to return reviewers' comments to author (s) within 4 weeks for final corrections where necessary. The editorial board has the final decision regarding the publication of any manuscript in AJSIH. It is the goal of the AJSIH to publish manuscripts within 8 weeks after submission. All manuscripts will be thoroughly edited for clarity and style by the Editors. The journal has the right to delete all unnecessary and unscientific statements and also rephrase awkward sentences while editing the manuscripts.

Proofs and Reprints

Upon satisfactory revision, acceptance and receipt of publication charges, the manuscripts are typeset and sent for publication. Handling of proofs is done electronically. No hardcopy of AJSIH will be sent to the author(s) for every article published EXCEPT on special request. In this case, the author will have to pay a sum of $200 which includes the publication fee. Authors are advised to access the journal online at www.ajsih.org. No correction(s) will be entertained after publication except errors caused by the publishers.

Copyright

Submission of a manuscript means that the work described has not been published before (except as an abstract or as part of a published lecture, or thesis) that it is not under consideration for publication elsewhere; that if and when the manuscript is accepted for publication, the content is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial License. This permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, the use is noncommercial and is otherwise in compliance with the license. The licence can be found at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

Definition of noncommercial: The author(s) may not exercise any of the rights granted to him/her/them above in any manner that is primarily intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation. The exchange of the Work for other copyrighted works by means of digital file-sharing or otherwise shall not be considered to be intended for or directed toward commercial advantage or private monetary compensation, provided there is no payment of any monetary compensation in connection with the exchange of copyrighted works.

Fees and Publication Charges

An invoice as the handling fee of US $100 will be billed to the authors without hardcopies. Publication of an article in the American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH) is not contingent upon the author's ability to pay the charges. Neither is acceptance to pay the handling fee a guarantee that the paper will be accepted for publication. Under some special circumstances, authors may request in advance that the editorial office waive some of the handling fee.

Indexing and Abstracting

American Journal of Social Issues and Humanities (AJSIH), is indexed in the following databases: EBSCOhost, Google Scholar, Electronic Resource, Georgetown Library / New Jour, Index Copernicus, WorldCat, Open J-gate, Ulrich Web, GdNet.